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1 September

Pupil makes final in chess competition

One of King’s Hawford‘s very own pupils is set to represent Worcestershire in a national chess competition.

After making 11th place out of 267 children in his age group during the last round, Cameron H has made it to the final round of the UK Schools Chess Challenge. The national junior chess Terafinal will see him go head-to-head with other top ranked children across the UK.

Cameron has also broken school records by being the first pupil from the school to make it this far in the competition – taking a step up after qualifying for the national Gigafinal stage over the past four years. He is also the youngest member of Kidderminster Chess Club and was invited to play for the club in its league matches this season.

Headteacher, Jim Turner, said, “Cameron’s progress with his chess has been superb and we are proud he has become the first ever pupil from the school to qualify for the national chess competition (Terafinal).

“He continues to play well beyond his years and he has already done his school and Worcestershire proud.”

The tournament is set to take place online in September, and we’ll be cheering him on!

At King’s Hawford, we’re committed to helping pupils discover their passions. Children can immerse themselves in a vast range of performances, clubs, activities, and trips on offer. Cameron’s achievement is a testament to our school ethos of discovering and developing passions.

Chess Competition Cameron H

Chess Competition Cameron H